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The UK’s Digital Sectors and Brexit

January 2017 – Frontier Economics.

The UK’s digital sectors are a  group of 12 industries that produce or intensively use digital goods and services. They account for 16 per cent of domestic output, 10 per cent of employment, and 24 per cent of exports. The digital sectors embody many of the aspects of modern day value chains: the close intertwining of manufacturing and services, and the heavy reliance on skills and knowledge-based inputs.

In this report prepared by Frontier Economics for Tech UK, we consider the impacts of Brexit for the UK tech sector and the policy priorities that arise from these.

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About the Author

Amar Breckenridge


Amar Breckenridge is a manager in Frontier Economics' public policy practice, and leads its work on international trade policy.

Amar’s work on trade spans trade policy analysis and modelling, support to dispute settlement and litigation, and trade negotiations. Amar spent five years as a staff economist at the World Trade Organisation prior to joining Frontier.

He is also a member of the Experts Network at ICTSD.